China has fully banned the import of milk powder from New Zealand


New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said on Sunday (4th Aug) that China has banned the import of milk powder from New Zealand after the deadly bacteria (Clostridium botulinum) had been detected in milk produced by Fonterra Co-operative Group.

After the event, New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra had made emergency recall of 1,000 tons dairy products from 7 countries.

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New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser told in a program of the local media TVNZ that it is reasonable for the Chinese authorities to stop imports of New Zealand milk powder from Australia and New Zealand.

According to reports, the New Zealand Department of Primary Industries said on Saturday that the contaminated products included infant formula, sports drinks, protein drinks and other beverages. At the same time, it noted that in addition to New Zealand, the affected countries, included China, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia.

Fonterra said it strongly urges the clients to check their supply chain. Fonterra is the world’s largest dairy exporter, with an annual income of up to $ 16 billion. Chinese quality supervision agency on August 2  local time issued a statement urging importers to recall Fonterra dairy products immediately.

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